Boost Tax Revenue by Detecting Homestead Exemption Fraud

July 29
Duration: 1 hour

Event Description

Each year, state and local governments lose millions of dollars in tax revenue from false claims for Homestead Exemptions. These homeowner credits – also known as property exemptions or school tax relief – are designed to help homeowners in need, but too often they are abused. Perpetrators of fraud assume that tax authorities lack visibility into records within other agencies and across state lines and they file false claims – such as claims on homes that aren’t their primary residence, claims on homes that are owned by the deceased, or simply multiple claims for a single residence. The jurisdiction is cheated out of tax revenue, back-taxes, and penalties, while the law-abiding taxpayer unfairly bears the burden. This online event will feature an informative discussion on the latest technology being deployed to help government tax assessment, appraisal, and collection authorities to combat fraud and increase tax revenue for their jurisdiction.

Join GOVERNING, Ron Cacciatore, Director of Professional Standards & Compliance, Broward County Appraiser’s Office and Andy Bucholz, Director of Revenue Discovery, LexisNexis Risk Solutions on July 29 at 2 p.m. ET to learn:

  • How the Broward County Appraiser’s Office has leveraged information technology to detect fraud and prioritize tax collection activities
  • What key indicators and red flags can be easily identified
  • Why detecting Homestead Exemption fraud can be a revenue windfall for your jurisdiction
  • The limits of traditional data warehouse capabilities and the future of tax discovery
  • How public records search and analytics capabilities are essential to uncovering fraud


Ron Cacciatore
Director of Professional Standards & Compliance
Broward County Appraiser’s Office

Andy Bucholz
Director of Revenue Discovery
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Fred Kuhn (moderator)